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Figure Dance Video



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Hey everyone,

I wanted to introduce one of my favorite workout videos of all time. I've tried almost every workout video out in the market, and this is one of my favorites.



Here are some points that might be helpful for you guys.

  • This video is for toning and creating a feminine figure. It helps shape your body into a more girly figure. It not a split-second burst, high impact type of video. It's rather a slowly building-up video.
  • Take every step seriously and try to extend your movements (and muscles) to the max. If you finish the video without feeling like you've worked out, you didn't do it properly. For example, when you are doing the arm movements, stretch them out as far as they go and don't swing them in an half-ass effort. You're investing your time in it, so doing it properly is really going to bring in good results! :)
  • No specific abdomen workout. I think abs are incorporated in every step of the video.
  • Try to follow everything she does. When she breathes in, you do so too. When she has her back straight, so do you. When she sticks her thumbs up, you do that - mirror her!
  • If you have a muffin top or a lot of fat around the upper thigh, lower back, pelvic bone area, this is going to be a great workout video for you.
  • You have to be consistent AND patient. Do it everyday. It's not a hardcore video so it's really not that intimidating nor straining.
  • If you get to a point where you think the last thigh part is a breeze, it's time to start doing this video 2x in a row. Or combine more rigorous activities along with this video.
  • Try following the female instructor (ironically, the male looks like a female and vice versa, but try to mirror the trainer in white pants. She has the more accurate movements).
  • The key to this workout is NEVER STOP MOVING. That's the whole point of the 'hip dance' in between certain sets. You want to keep moving to keep your heart pumping. Don't stop in the middle and just stare at her. You'll notice that throughout the entire 40 minutes, they never stop. It's all about continuously moving.
  • She doesn't say anything, so don't worry about the language barrier! :)

Here's some bio on the lady in the middle. She's a super famous person in Korea called MoemJJang Ajumma, loosely translating as 'Mrs. Best Body'. Her success story of losing weight and actually toning up at a pretty late age was one of the biggest media sensations in Korea some years ago.

This is one of the images that surfaced on the Internet that made her an overnight sensation. And here's some motivating before and after photos.




I'm not saying that you'll turn into a body like hers in any short period of time. It took her many years to sculpt her body. She's said it herself, working out takes only a small percentage of losing weight and having a great body - it's actually what you eat that determines a lot of things.
I'm just going to assume that you guys are on a healthy diet and adding this workout routine will help you shed some unwanted flabs. Have fun!!! ^__^

Catalina


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How to elongate your eyes



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Hello,

I finally uploaded a video on my main channel, and wanted to share with you guys. Long eyes are usually deemed as sexy, mysterious and sultry. Some might like it, some might not.
Personally, I've always admired and sided on long eyes rather than short and round eyes. I think for people who have a lot of blank spaces on their face, long eyes will make the face look a bit more filled up. The "mysterious" factor can not be ignored either.
Of course, there's always some down sides to long eyes, which is looking mature rather than cute and young (exceptions exist). The width of the eyes is never a deciding factor of whether someone looks young or not, but I do think it has a huge influence on it.

Nonetheless, let's jump into the video. I think this will be helpful for those that want to have longer looking eyes.

Here are the products I used

Cheeks: NYX blush in Dusty Rose
Tony Moly Party Lover Gel Eyeliner 02 Brown
Lancome waterproof eyeliner
and nothing on the lips :p

The contact lens were Neo Cosmo Glamour lens in Green.









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Birth Control Pills - A month into it



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Hi Everyone,

I'm almost heading into my second month of Birth Control Pills, and I wanted to update you guys on some of the effects that I have been experiencing so far. I know I haven't officially wrote it on the blog, but for those that follow me on my vlog channel should know that I have decided to take birth control pills, once again!, to help get rid of my jawline and neck acne.


So far, here are some noticeable side effects(?) that happened during the first month.

  • First few days : Horrible, HORRIBLE mood swings. I do confess that I have a short temper, but the first few days were beyond all-hell-broken-loose-bitchiness. I was moody, easily irritated and angry for no reason. No change in appetite or weight, but I was very snappy with a major attitude problem.

  • Also first few days : Random breaks outs on areas that usually aren't considered problem areas. I got a random acne on the middle of my cheek. I also don't have forehead acnes, but I did get some smaller ones near my hairline.

  • Post-mood swings and random break outs : Second week - third week was the 'adjusting' period. My violent mood swings calmed down and breakouts happened less. I still had the occasional jawline breakouts, but there were some improvement in that department.

  • Third week : Major horniness. I'm somewhere in the moderate section of the sexy/horniness spectrum, but the BC pills seem to have triggered by horny button. I felt like my boobs swelled up (pre-menstural) more than usual and I was horny 24/7. No PMSing or cramps.

  • Immediately before the period : I'm noticing A LOT more body acne than before. I had one or two breakouts on the chest area, but never like this. Now my entire chest, upper arm and back area is starting to break out (and it's painful)! I feel like my skin problem is migrating downwards, as first it was the cheekbone/temple area that went down to the jawline, then the neck, and now the chest/upper arms and back. I hate how I'm getting body acne and really hope it's a temporary thing.

  • Period comes : I'm blessed to not barely have any mensural cramps, but this period went away like a breeze. I hardly bled (even on the second day, which I usually bleed so much I have migraines and slight dizziness), and the days were short.

It's hard to say if these changes are permanent since I've only went through one month of the pills. I do have to say that my face area has generally improved. I used to have at least some sort of new, sore breakout on the jawline everyday, but that has substantially decreased. Now the new emerging body acne is a topic on its own. I can not believe how much I'm breaking out and scarring on my upper body. :'(

Oh, and one other thing I've noticed is my skin and hair oiliness. I'm not sure if it's the dry California weather, or if it's the pills kicking in, but my skin and hair aren't as oily as they used to be. I can hardly say that my skin and hair greases up anymore. I think the dry weather has more to do with this, but I'll just put that factor on the table too.

Here are some updated pictures of my jawline/neck acne (taken a couple minutes ago ^^). I still have the horrid scars, but I don't have any active breakouts. So yay for the calming down of jawline acne and *sob* for the body acne.

I'm sorry I've been a bit sluggish with my posts. I've been moving in to my new apartment, and I was a bit preoccupied with it. I have a couple more posts I want to post, so I guess I'll see you guys really soon in my next post. ^__^

Catalina

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FOTD: V-DAY makeup



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Hi all,

It's that day again!!!!!! Valentine's Day!!!!!!

Usually, me and my bf don't take importance in this day since it's kind of an arbitrary date set for every couple in the world. We tend to value our own anniversaries more importantly and usually v-day is just one of those any other days.

I'm not sure what the plan is for this year, but I guess my bf wanted us to do something (at least eat out I guess), so I went ahead and put makeup on. Usually, I don't like full-blown makeup since it feels a bit heavy on my skin, but I guess today's one of those days I decided to go with full makeup.



Tony Moly party liner in Black
Face: Hera HD + revlon colorstay mixture
Eyes: Etude proof 10 eye primer
Chanel quad in Oasis
and false lashes.

I was never able to master Chanel's oasis quad, but I think I get the idea of how the combinations work the best. I guess we can only learn by experimenting! :)

Here's a vlog that features the makeup in it :p



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